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Nano-ID can trace and track firearms from helicopter 1km away

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posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 12:49 PM
Translated from German language news source:

According to the developers so that each weapon gets its own DNA. "This code can not remove any more. It is heat-and acid-resistant and an integral part of the weapon. No one can completely prevent an offense with weapons, which is unfortunately a sad reality. But as weapons manufacturers we can help trace weapons and control, "says. Vincent Guignard by the company over the Sphinx" Tagesschau "by SRF

The code can locate using sensors also. Thus, police, customs and other authorities lost, stolen weapons or weapons offenses, for example, a helicopter flight to a distance of up to one kilometer locate.

RFID on crazy ass steroids.

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The company has ties to Kriss Arms USA, maker of the Kriss Vector subgun.

The mark contains all of your info:

He is tiny, 1 mm wide and 1 mm long, invisible and fully packed with information about the manufacturer, caliber, buyer and seller of the firearm. This data is scanned once and then move directly to the authorities.

It's worth noting that this can be used in anything and everything and the consumer/owner/holder wouldnt have any clue it was even there. They can put it on clothing, food packaging, tools, meds, coinage, etc....
edit on 26-3-2013 by thisguyrighthere because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 12:55 PM
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This takes gun control to a WHOLE new level....

RFID chips in guns?? Yeah this will stop crime......

There was no alternate agenda on gun control to all you anti gun people, RIGHT???

posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 04:20 PM
Another technology that can easily be destroyed by people with no regard to the law. If the technology is open standard, people will find out where they are located. And even if it isn’t open standard, someone will figure out how to access it and pass on the information.

Once you know where the unit is, it can be disabled.

It may be as simple as putting it in the microwave and preheating it for half a minute. Or it may take someone using a loop of wire hooked to a capacitor bank and a spark gap to dump a few thousand amp inductive spike into it’s little silicon brain to fry it.

After people share stories, and information, you will soon be able to destroy one in place with the parts taken from a CF bulb.

Any active component left in the custody of a person, can be destroyed by that person.

posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 05:26 PM
There's lots of ways to track things, some of which you'd never believe.

For instance, there's a type of synthetic DNA that has ID codes in instead of coding for proteins, you spray it on equipment if you want to know who touched that, (or secret docs lol), or you can spray it on trails and see where it goes if you want to know where people are moving through the brush.

Lots of uses. And of course there's some really oddball things that JSOC is working on, some fielded.

posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 06:02 PM
And a comment on the story also pointed out another major flaw. Once people figure out how to read the RFID tags, then the criminals can just drive around scanning the neighborhood, interrogating every firearm, until they find the one they want. Wait until the people leave home, and go get it. They won’t have to search the house. They just have to follow the signal like a homing beacon.

Once they have the gun, then they can zap the RFID, and hit the road.

They could catalog all the guns in the neighborhood. Criminals could almost offer a shopping list to potential buyers.

The other problem is if the gun is in a safe, then the police will not get a response. So, if criminal gets a response from the weapon while driving down the road, in front of the house, then you know the gun is out in the open, and easy to get to.

posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 05:33 AM
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I think you will find that read distance is wrong just because of the way these chips work.

posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 10:28 AM
This is a solution to crime? How?
Knowing the details about a weapon even if it tags the original buyer?
Are most crimes committed by the original owner of the gun or someone that stole it or purchased from the original owner?

All guns have serial numbers and they can be traced to store and then to buyer, but it takes a bit of time.

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